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Carol Ann Evans
(64 years old. Born in United Kingdom. Lives in: Cardiff)
UWIC

My work is research led and body orientated,looking for a specifically female aesthetic (female gaze). Using already existing, staged or manipulated family album photographs or film footage as a form of constructed 'self documentation' to reveal the individual as a site of conflicting social discourses and definitions, in the form of an anthropological study. Produced as short films and/or video stills. Investigating the everyday as a site where ideology and its resistance is lives out, from the formal aesthetic of the domestic, the ordinariness of culture and the philistine pleasures of everyday minutiae.
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With the body as a site of contestation, looking to counter the binary dichotomy of active male/passive female, by a return through the body/social boundaries as they have an important relation to authority, power and marginalization. Through the utilization of naturalistic domestic images and self-reflexive representation as narrative resources to recover the value of bodily/emotional experience, more than just stereotypical behaviour as the representational positions locked in the image is made available again.

Stereotyping, role playing, social conditioning and gender difference become apparent. Psychologies become visible, as reflections of economic and social aspects of sexual difference translated through a series of spatial metaphors such as interior/exterior, public/private, inside/outside, included/excluded. Documenting and defining an emergent culture, to re-establish a female space in the spaces of the everyday, allowing for the broader social and political considerations to make themselves apparent through common universal ways of experiencing.

I propose to expand on this investigation by pursuing it into the outside world, continuing to work in the gaps in representation and in the relationships between poverty/plenty, life/death, ignorance/wisdom, dirtiness/cleanliness, ugliness/beauty, the whole human condition/experience in pursuit of the elusive female gaze, through specifically female ways of seeing, to find a parity/equality with the ‘male gaze’ for the female spectator.

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